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Nobody Don't Love Nobody is the story of Bess' first teaching job, the only assignment she could find, at a school that worked with homeless children in a shelter. She was told she would be needed to teach grades K–6, but she instead taught grades K–12.
Bess has a BA in elementary education from the University of Utah. She now works as a public speaker, advocating for the educational rights of impoverished children.
Bess and her husband Greg have been married for 38 years and are the parents of six children.
Awards and honors
Her service has been recognized with a number of awards, including the National Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service by Someone 35 Years or Younger. Other awards include: Delta Kappa Gamma Educator's Award, Rescuer of Humanity from Project Love, Distinguished Woman of the Year from the American Association of University Women.